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Job #: R-00004366
Category: Intelligence
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

Job Description:

The Intelligence Group at Leidos is currently seeking an hDNA Analyst for a program supporting an Intelligence Community customer. The successful candidate will work as a member of science-oriented, government contractor team supporting an exciting counter proliferation and counter WMD mission. Work will be performed in a fast-paced, high-energy environment inside a government facility. Candidates must have a TS/SCI with a polygraph clearance in order to be considered.

Primary Responsibilities:

The candidate shall provide subject matter expertise and support analysis of data. The preferred candidate will:

• Review and analyze test results to identify the use of weaponized of potential biological agents.
• Review test results, combine data, and analysis to support the generation of analytic reports for dissemination.
• The successful candidate will working knowledge of the various intelligence disciplines and the Intel Community.
• Collaborate with team members on analysis topics and research.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in biology, genetics, forensic science (specializing in hDNA), or other related field with relevant laboratory and bioinformatics experience; and/or Master's degree in Bioinformatics with relevant experience
• A minimum of two (2) years of knowledge and experience performing DNA collection, extraction, sequencing procedures and operation of associated instrumentation
• Laboratory experience including method development and optimization.
• Experience and an understanding of the methodology, processes, procedures, and equipment used in a biological laboratory
• Knowledge and practical use of bioinformatic software programs and software development
• One (1) to two (2) years of related experience in analytical biology
• Experience as a technical writer
• Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills

Skills: The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience in the IC and must have
- Ability to brief senior staff officers and partners
- Work cooperatively as a team member and provide guidance to government analysts to build effective customer relationships
- Ability to work independently with minimal or no oversight
- Ability to communicate in a professional manner with representatives throughout the IC in person, by telephone and through written correspondence
- Have a working-level ability with all components of Microsoft Office.
• Candidate must possess an active TS/SCI w/ poly level clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Background in counter proliferation and WMD
• Demonstrated conducting research and analysis that aid in the identification of potential biological weapons

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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